William Banks Fortescue (1850-1924)
Oil on canvas
Signed, inscribed verso
Image Dimensions : 13½" x 17½" (34.3cm x 44.5cm)
Price : £4,500
William Banks Fortescue Biography
One of the Newlyn School's many Birmingham-born painters, Fortescue began his career as an engineering designer before setting out to train as an artist. He studied in Paris, going on to travel in Europe; he is thought to have visited Venice in c.1883/4, as he exhibited Venetian scenes at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists at this time.